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Braconid Wasp Pupae

Braconidae

Description:

Caterpillar being parasitized by Braconid Wasp pupae.

Habitat:

Found in my lawn

Notes:

Thanks to GregMasteller and YvetteForte for the ID!

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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Poor thing!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 10 years ago

Yep, unfortunate, but slowly being eaten alive.

Steffi
Steffi 10 years ago

Thanks Greg! Some fantastic info there. So they are pupae - I was wondering about that! Eggs didn't make sense, but I couldn't think of anything else.

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 10 years ago

You are very correct. See my tobacco worm pics. Someone posted great explaination of the parasitization.

Steffi
Spotted by
Steffi

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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